The ACGME and ACGME International (ACGME-I) wish to honor the individuals who have been instrumental to pursuing and affecting a transition in their respective countries to ACGME-I accreditation.
ACGME International (ACGME-I) hopes to inspire future generations in graduate medical education through its new Awards Program, recognizing notable program directors, designated institutional officials (DIOs), faculty members, and coordinators for their outstanding work and contributions to graduate medical education (GME) in ACGME-I-accredited programs and institutions worldwide.
Two awards have been defined: one for physicians or administrative leaders (program director, DIO, governmental official or faculty member) dedicated to GME and having made outstanding contributions to the enhancement of residency education and ACGME-I accreditation activities; and one for staff members (institutional or program coordinators) who have supported and assisted in the implementation and innovations to reach these accomplishments. Criteria for nominees in each award category follow.
The ACGME International Award: Physician recipient is characterized by leadership in the decision-making process resulting in accreditation and/or responsibility for transitioning residency programs to ACGME-I accreditation. A program director, DIO, governmental official or faculty member of an ACGME-I-accredited program can be nominated.
The ACGME International Award: Staff recipient demonstrates in-depth knowledge of GME, and understanding of the accreditation process and the processes for internal review. This person skillfully manages the multiple roles of administrator, counselor, enforcer, coordinator, organizer, and scheduler while working to improve educational programs. An institutional coordinator or program coordinator can be nominated.